Restaurants with Private Dining in Australia

  • Geppetto Trattoria

    Geppetto Trattoria

    For those who find themselves in Melbourne, make for the east and head along Wel...

  • Manoli's Greek Taverna

    Manoli's Greek Taverna

    Celebrating the fresh flavours of the Mediterranean, Manoli's Greek Taverna ...

  • Meiling Court Seafood Restaurant

    Meiling Court Seafood Rest...

    Stroll up from the sands of Surfers Paradise Beach and appease hunger pangs at M...

  • Springbay Seafood and Wine Bar

    Springbay Seafood and Wine...

    Take in stunning views while dining over the water at Springbay Seafood and Wine...

  • Inca's Restaurant Cafe & Bar

    Inca's Restaurant Cafe & B...

    Experience true Peruvian fare and hospitality at Inca’s Restaurant Café &am...

  • Gambinos Italian Ristorante

    Gambinos Italian Ristorant...

    Follow tantalising smells wafting from the pizza oven to Gambinos Italian Ristor...

  • The Lane Vineyard

    The Lane Vineyard

    Worth a detour? Without question! If not for the picturesque setting, the food a...

  • Pee Wee's at the Point

    Pee Wee's at the Point

    Established in 1997 on the shores of Fannie Bay, Pee Wee’s at the Point offers a...

  • Thai Thani

    Thai Thani

    One of Fitzroy’s original Asian restaurants, Thai Thani on Brunswick Street now ...

  • Hotel Richmond

    Hotel Richmond

    Adelaide’s premier boutique hotel in the heart of Rundle Mall, Hotel Richmond of...

  • Cafe Gia

    Cafe Gia

    Home cooked Italian flavours awaits diners at Café Gia on Butterfield Stree...

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    Cultural Influences

    Restaurants in Australia are as diverse as they are plentiful. With a restaurant scene rich with cultural influences from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, America and Polynesia, Australia has become a destination for restaurant buffs from around the world. While a blossoming food culture exists right throughout the country, Sydney and Melbourne are at the forefront Australia's fine dining scene. "Modern Australian" is the term used to describe our cuisine; a mix of east meets west, somewhat French, somewhat Italian, somewhat Asian. Our own unique style, but unclassifiable.

    Australian Cuisine

    There is no real discernable difference in cuisine from region to another, but influences such as italian and greek in Melbourne and asian in Darwin are noticeable. Australians love their seafood: Sydney rock oysters, Queensland sea scallops, rock lobsters and mud crabs, giant king prawns and Balmain bugs (the Balmain gug or Moreton Bay gug is a type of slipper lobster and is closely related to the rock lobsters. It is a popular crustacean commonly found in restaurants, fish markets and local fish shops), blue eye cod and Barramundi are all delicacies regularly found on menus throughout the country.

    Indigenous foods are also becoming widely recognized and available, enabling the creation of dishes such as: calamari seasoned with lemon myrtle, aniseed myrtle linguine tossed with South Australian scallops, native spinach fettuccine with crocodile, creamy bush tomato and macadamia sauce, kangaroo fillet crusted with mountain pepper, served with a pepper berry dressing and rosella flower salad. And of course there are witchetty grubs, a delicacy usually reserved for those who venture into the outback.

    Restaurant Opening Times & Reservations

    From relaxed water front cafes to internationally renowned award winning restaurants, whatever the style, Australia serves up an infinite range of culinary delights that will satisfy the most discerning palate. Every restaurant operates on their own opening & closing time but as a guide:

    • Breakfast: 7am - 10am
    • Lunch: 12noon - 2pm
    • Dinner: 6pm - 9.30pm

    Reservations are usually made by phone, fax or via the Internet. It is advisable to book award winning restaurants several days – in some instances weeks – in advance. The bill (check/cheque) includes service and tax. Tipping is optional but appreciated. If you are pleased with the service it is customary to add a tip of 5-10%.

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